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Scottish broadcaster Mack dies
Jimmy Mack
Jimmy Mack was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago
Veteran Scottish broadcaster Jimmy Mack has died at the age of 70 following a long battle against cancer.

Mr Mack passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday night at his home near Glasgow, surrounded by his family.

He was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, but continued broadcasting in his regular slot on Radio Clyde until two weeks ago.

His career began in the 1960s and he went on to present shows on BBC Radio One, Two, Four and on Radio Scotland.

Sense of humour

A public figure, but with strong private beliefs, Mr Mack was actively involved with his local church near Glasgow and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds.

He was awarded an MBE in 1996.

He leaves behind his wife, Barbara, and two grown up children.

A spokesman for the family said that right until the end, Mr Mack never lost his sense of humour.

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